Daily market update: May 12, 2016

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Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Delinquency Survey for Q1 2016:

  • The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on residential properties was 4.77 percent of all loans outstanding — unchanged from the previous quarter.
  • Foreclosure actions were started on 0.35 percent of loans in Q1, a decrease of one basis point quarter-over-quarter and down 10 basis points year-over-year.
  • The serious delinquency rate, the percentage of loans that are 90 days or more past due or in the process of foreclosure, was 3.29 percent, a decrease of 15 basis points quarter-over-quarter and a decrease of 95 basis points year-over-year.


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Yesterday’s most recent market news:

Mortgage Bankers’ Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • The Market Composite Index increased 0.4 percent week-over-week on a seasonally adjusted basis.
  • On an unadjusted basis, the index increased 1 percent week-over-week.
  • The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to its lowest level since April 2016, 3.82 percent, from 3.87 percent.

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